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Mark Ashton

Professor Ashton conducts research on the biological and physical processes governing the regeneration of natural forests and on thecreation of their agroforestry analogs. In particular, he seeks a better understanding of regeneration establishment among assemblages of closely related trees. His long-term research concentrates on tropical and temperate forests of the Asian and...


Michelle Bell

Dr. Bell's research investigates how human health is affected by atmospheric systems, including air pollution and weather. Much of this work is based in epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental engineering. The research is designed to be policy-relevant and contribute to well-informed decision-making to better protect human health. She is a Professor of Environmental Health at the...


Jonathan Borak

Jonathan Borak is Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University. He received his BA with Honors from Amherst College and earned his MD at New York University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital, was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at McGill University, and a...


William Ellis

Bill Ellis is Lecturer and Resident Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he is on the faculty for the Industrial Environmental Management Program. He joined the School in 1995 just after retiring from Northeast Utilities, New England's largest electric and gas utility. He had served that company as its chief financial officer beginning in 1976 and was the...


Jay Emerson

John W. Emerson (Jay) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Yale University. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses at Yale, and often includes timely real-world problems and examples in his lectures. His recent collaborative research includes studies of microarray breast cancer data, clustering of countries by environmental performance, and graphical...


Daniel Esty

Daniel C. Esty is Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on leave from his role as the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University where he holds faculty appointments in both Yale’s Environment and Law Schools and serves as the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (www.yale.edu/envirocenter) and the...


Eugene R. Fidell
Since graduation from Harvard Law School in 1968, Eugene R. Fidell has been a partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, where he is currently of counsel. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1969 to 1972 as a judge advocate, and has continued to be actively involved in military legal matters, serving from 1991 to 2011 as president of the National...

Angel Hsu

Angel Hsu is a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and project manager of the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.

Her research focuses on Chinese environmental performance measurement, governance, and policy. Prior to coming to Yale, she was at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a non-profit environmental think tank in Washington, D.C.,...


Matt Kotchen

Matthew Kotchen’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics. Recent projects investigate the effect of “green” markets on the provision of environmental public goods, participation in green-electricity programs, and voter referenda for open-space conservation. Ongoing research considers climate and energy policy, daylight saving...


Tony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D. is Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change and a Research Scientist at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is also a principal investigator at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University. He is a widely recognized expert on American and international public opinion on global warming,...


Doug Kysar

Douglas Kysar is Deputy Dean, Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and Interim Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.

His teaching and research areas include torts, environmental law, and risk regulation. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Indiana University in 1995 and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard...


Reid Lifset

Reid Lifset’s research and teaching focus on the emerging field of industrial ecology, the study of the environmental consequences of production and consumption. He is a resident fellow in industrial ecology and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed biomonthly...


Michael Northrop

Michael Northrop directs the Sustainable Development grantmaking program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York City, where he focuses on energy and climate change. Northrop moonlights as a Lecturer at Yale University’s Forestry and Environmental Studies School, where he teaches a graduate course on environmental campaigns.

Previous positions have included a stint...


Steve Ramsey

Steve Ramsey is a senior visiting fellow, lecturer, and research associate at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. He recently retired from General Electric where he was the Vice President for Corporate Environmental Programs. He was responsible for creating and sustaining a strong EHS vision, culture, and performance through world class management systems and meaningful...


Karen Seto

Karen Seto studies the human transformation of land and the links between urbanization, global change, and sustainability. A geographer by training, her research focuses on four themes:  1) Characterizing urban land-use dynamics; 2) Understanding the process of urbanization; 3) Examining the environmental consequences of land-use change and urban expansion; and 4) Forecasting urban...


David Skelly

David Skelly is interested in understanding the ecological mechanisms of animal distributions and in developing the means to apply that understanding to conservation and management. His studies of amphibians have been directed at determining the causes of patterns such as the extinction and establishment of populations. In order to discover the links among landscape-level distributions,...


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